Hello, my name is Claire.
I grew up in Aptos, and fell in love with the ocean and community Santa Cruz had to offer. At a young age I’ve always had a passion for hair and makeup. I started with dolls to playing with my sister and cousins hair. As I got older, doing hair became my creative outlet and a way to connect with people in a positive way.
In 2014 I started cosmetology school at Paul Mitchell in San Jose. After school I had the opportunity to work in Monterey and San Jose. I was able to grow as an artist, and in each step in my journey I've always learned something new. Now I feel lucky to have my career in Santa Cruz where I've grown up and feel at home. My passion includes doing bridal hair and makeup as well as cutting and color.
When I'm not doing hair I enjoy spending time with my fiancé Sampson, bonus son Kai, and dog Rocky. I love going to the beach, mountain biking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. I truly feel blessed to do what I love everyday! Thank you for taking the time to read my page.
I look forward to meeting you!
PLEASE HELP WELCOME ME TO SANTA CRUZ BY ENJOYING 20% OFF
OF YOUR FIRST SERVICE WITH ME!
All Services include an in-depth/comprehensive consultation before commencing your service.
- Haircuts of all lengths
- Fades from Classic to trendy
- Microlights (aka babylights)
- Grey coverage and grey blending techniques
- All color services
- Balayage/ Hand Painting
- Special Occasion Hair Styling and Makeup
I use I.C.O.N EcoTech, Schwartzkopf and Sunlights color lines. Prices are based on length, texture and abundance not gender or age. Please contact reception for an individual estimate.
- Haircuts for over the ear length from 65.
- Haircuts for lengths under the ear down from 75.
- Highlights/low-lights from 130.
- Microlights (aka babylights) from 150.
- Clear or Color Glaze from 80.
- Permanent Color from 95.
- Balayage/Hand Painting from 100/hour (Requires a consultation for first applications)
- Special Occasion Hair Styling from 95/hour.
Prices are based on length, texture and abundance not gender or age. Please contact reception for an individual estimate.
"Claire was AMAZING. I had a moment of panic before my service and she totally talked through it with me and adjusted my appointment to make sure I received the desired service. She was genuine, kind, and easy to spend 90 minutes with. Looking forward to coming back :)"
"Thank you for being so accommodating and welcoming. I don’t normally feel comfortable in a salon, but L’Atelier is different and I appreciate the effort to make it so comfortable. Claire is so sweet and I will be back again!"
"Hello Megan, I really loved the experience I had at your salon with Claire, she was really good, and also I felt comfortable, she explained everything and recommended what worked best for me! I hope to come back soon! Thank you so much!"
"I want to tell you that I had a fabulous time with Claire yesterday: she is fun, loves her job, I could tell that she enjoys transforming people’s hair, and she is very professional and caring. I’m enjoying the Young Again treatment serum. My hair is luscious! I must say I was born with confidence, but this hair is adding even more confidence! Blessings to you, to your family and to your business!"
"Hi Megan, I am happy to share with you my excitement over getting to meet Claire. I love the cut she gave me. It is just what I wanted. It was really gratifying how she really listened to me about what I wanted, and how my hair goes, and what I was worried about. Then she repeated everything we decided before she even lifted her scissor. She was so gracious. I really look forward to my next hair cut with her. And I've been telling all my friends.
I love your salon. It is beautiful and relaxing and everyone is so friendly. Thanks for being downtown where I can just walk over at lunchtime to get a cut!"
"I can’t say enough wonderful things about your salon. Everyone was so kind and the experience left me wanting to keep coming back. The environment is clean and warm and inviting. I feel I finally found the salon and stylist I want to stick with. My hair has its own big personality and I feel like Claire really took the time to understand it and the result has made me very very happy. I’m looking forward to my next cut with Claire!"